COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Oxford College will become
the new home of the Oxford Community Arts Center. Beckwith Chapman Associatesí
planning for preservation and adaptive re-use of the structure developed around
two principal occupants: OxAct, a community theater group, and the Smith
Library of Regional History. Significant renovations to the west wing of the
building will transform the modest one-story auditorium into a two-story
theater space seating 200. The Smith Library is carefully located in the north
wing, preserving the historic Reading Room. Two other important spaces, the
Ballroom and East Parlor, will be preserved and used for special functions.
Building renovations will provide for improved accessibility.